Several years ago, a couple of local women had a vision of a day where the women of rural Northeast Missouri could come together for a day of Biblical teaching, encouragement, and fellowship with other believers. The result of this vision was a one-day conference now called Heart to Heart (in previous years it was called Ladies Day). This year now marks the 8th year of Heart to Heart. Yvonne Brown, Dorcas Swartzentruber, and Novalee Shank are the charter members of the Heart to Heart committee, and each year ask a handful of ladies from other local churches to serve on the planning committee with them.
These ladies put many hours and prayers into the planning of this day. This is clearly evidenced in the creative décor, extremely delicious food, and the meaningful message. The committee behind it all has done such an excellent job of making it a team effort--women from multiple churches contributed to the meal by donating soup, salad, condiments and more! In addition, the First Baptist Church of Memphis, MO has graciously made their facilities available for Heart to Heart for a number years.
This year, Jen Miller was asked to speak on the topic of hope. Many know Jen as the author of Life Is A Gift, in which she shares her struggle to accept the journey of faith God had chosen for her life. All who were in attendance at Heart to Heart were blessed and encouraged as she shared her life’s journey and the hope that she has found in Christ.
I hope you enjoy looking through the photos from this year's Heart to Heart! For more information on Heart to Heart, and to keep updated on next year's date, theme, and speaker, visit their Facebook page.